Name: Dragana Bajić
Firm Name: Kinstellar
Jurisdiction: Serbia
Practice Area: Labour & Employment Law

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Dragana Bajić as our exclusively recommended Employment & Labour Law expert in Serbia. If you wish to get in touch with Dragana please use the contact information provided above.

Dragana Bajić is a Counsel in the Belgrade office and the head of the firm-wide employment practice. She has substantial experience in labour law and employment matters, ranging from individual employment contracts to complex restructuring of workforce and mass lay-offs.

Dragana’s other areas of expertise include corporate law and various aspects of regulatory law (personal data protection, electronic communications and e-commerce, broadcasting and consumer protection).

Recent Engagements Include Advising

Employment & Labour Law

  • DELL/EMC COMPUTER SYSTEMS AUSTRIA on the employment termination of one of the top executives of their office in Serbia
  • LES LABORATOIRES SERVIER on the employment termination of a regional sales manager of their subsidiary in Serbia and on various day-to-day employment and personal data protection issues
  • MASTERCARD on various employment matters related to their representative offices in Serbia and Bosnia, including on the dismissal of one of their employees in Serbia, as well as on various personal data protection issues related to their new products
  • VAN HOOL on the termination of employment of one of the top executives of its subsidiary in Macedonia


  • A GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICALS COMPANY on certain personal data protection issues related to the employees of its Serbian subsidiary arising in the context of FCPA investigations in the U.S.
  • AUDATEX on the IP and data protection issues arising from the potential of software licensing in Serbia
  • MASTERCARD on various employment matters related to their representative offices in Serbia and Bosnia, including on the dismissal of one of their employees in Serbia, as well as on various personal data protection issues related to their new products


  • 2004: University of Belgrade, Serbia, Faculty of Law, LL.B.

Professional Affiliation

Serbian Bar Association


Serbian, English, German

Firm Description:

Kinstellar acts as trusted legal counsel to leading investors across Emerging Europe and Central Asia. Our reputation for quality, excellence and integrity speaks for itself.

With offices in ten jurisdictions and over 250 local and international lawyers, we deliver consistent, joined-up legal advice and assistance across diverse regional markets – together with the know-how and experience to champion your interests while minimising exposure to risk.

Our clients include leading international and regional corporations, banks and other financial institutions, state bodies, multi-lateral institutions, and international law firms with clients that require top-quality legal counsel in our jurisdictions. We handle the most important and complex assignments for clients across diverse industries and business sectors.

What sets us apart

Not all law firms are cut from the same cloth. Kinstellar distinguishes itself in the markets of Emerging Europe and Central Asia in several important ways:

Our people work together across borders and specialisations with the shared focus to provide seamless, top-quality client service. TEAMWORK is what gets the job done. Kinstellar’s firm culture is hard-working, responsive, supportive and highly professional.

With a presence in ten key markets in Emerging Europe and Central Asia and a network of trusted partners across the region, Kinstellar provides clients consistent REGIONAL COVERAGE and a single point of contact for this diverse and expansive part of the world.

Kinstellar’s COMMITMENT TO QUALITY is second to none in our markets. We don’t just talk about quality – we build it everyday, with significant investments in learning and development for our people at all levels. Our reputation for quality attracts the top professionals in our jurisdictions.

Regional in focus, Kinstellar is INTERNATIONAL in style. Fully independent since 2008, our pedigree goes back over two decades and is shaped by our time as part of a UK ‘Magic Circle’ firm. We know what clients of top global law firms expect, and we know how to deliver it.

Integral to our firm culture and approach to client service is our strong COMMERCIAL FOCUS. We understand that the legal advice we provide is crucial to our clients’ business decisions. We deliver concise, market-driven results to help you meet your objectives.

With twenty four sectors and practices, Kinstellar provides a level of EXPERTISE not widely available in our jurisdictions. Our in-depth knowledge of international and local legal, regulatory and commercial issues helps you make effective and informed decisions.

We believe that GIVING BACK to the communities where we work and live brings long-term benefits to society as a whole. Our community investment programme includes pro bono work, volunteering, donations and sponsorships to help lift people in our region out of social and economic exclusion.

No short-cuts, no compromises – we place a premium on INTEGRITY. The highest ethical standards have always been a cornerstone of our firm. Kinstellar is the only regional law firm with a dedicated risk and compliance team and a comprehensive anti-corruption compliance programme.


For more than 20 years, the core team of senior lawyers leading Kinstellar have been working together handling some of the region’s most important transactions. Below is an overview of major milestones and achievements.

  • 1989 – Fall of the Iron Curtain in CEE
  • 1992 – Establishment of Prague office
  • 1993 – Dissolution of Czechoslovakia: the ‘Velvet Divorce’
  • 1993 – Establishment of Bratislava and Bucharest offices (Burns Schwartz)
  • 1999 – Prague office becomes part of Linklaters & Alliance
  • 2000 – Prague, Bratislava and Bucharest offices are merged into Linklaters
  • 2000 – Establishment of Budapest office
  • 2004 – Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia join the EU
  • 2007 – Romania joins the EU
  • 2008 – Spinoff of Prague, Bratislava, Bucharest and Budapest offices from Linklaters and launch of Kinstellar as an independent firm
  • 2010 – Establishment of Belgrade office*
  • 2010 – Establishment of Istanbul office
  • 2010 – Kinstellar named ‘Emerging Law Firm of the Year’ by The Lawyer
  • 2012 – Kinstellar receives ‘Central & Eastern Europe Client Service Award’ from Chambers Europe
  • 2013 – Establishment of Almaty office
  • 2014 – Establishment of Sofia office
  • 2015 – Kinstellar named ‘Hungarian Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Awards for Excellence
  • 2016 – Establishment of Kyiv office
  • 2016 – Kinstellar named ‘Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe’ by The Lawyer
  • 2017 – Kinstellar named ‘Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe’ by The Lawyer
  • 2018 – Kinstellar named ‘Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe’ by The Lawyer
  • 2018 – Establishment of Tashkent office
  • 2019 – Establishment of the partnership with Gen & Temizer | Özer, in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2020 – Kinstellar receives ‘Law firm of the Year Award:Central & Eastern Europe from Chambers Europe